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Badam Palak Shorba | Spinach soup with Broccoli and Almond | Easy Soup recipes

Soups
are sought after by my elder one. She loves a variety of soups, althoughToor dal- Carrot Soup is her favourite. I generally make it on weekends when she can enjoy this.
Today’s soup is a quick to make & calcium rich Palak Almond Soup that I
made for her post school-its not only filling but very healthy too. Hope you
enjoy this colourful hearty soup during winters, when Spinach is available in
abundance. You can use fresh or frozen, regular or baby spinach. As I have
access to fresh spinach through the year, we make this regularly. Addition of
broccoli is optional, but I added this to have a bite. 

LLinking this to Archana’sSoups and Salads Kids Delight event, created bySrivalli.

Prep
time :
15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves : 2

Palak
Almond soup with Broccoli. 

Cuisine
:
Indian, Course : Appetiser | Spice Level : Medium

Can be made vegan if desired

Serving
Suggestions :
Garlic bread, toasted bread, soup sticks

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Ingredients:

  • Spinach
    – fresh (regular) – 1/2 cup (packed)
  • Almond
    meal – 1/4 cup*
  • Shallots
    / baby onions – 4 to 6
  • Garlic
    pods – 1 large
  • Broccoli
    – 5-8 mini florets (about 1/4 cup)
  • Butter
    / oil – 1 TBSP
  • Salt
    and pepper – to taste
  • Milk
    – 3/4 cup
  • cream
    – to garnish – 1 tsp (optional)

*In place of almond meal, 

simply blanch, dry and powder coarsely a handful of almonds. I soaked them for 30 mins, and pureed them along with the skin on. 

Method:

  1. In
    a pan, add half the butter / oil. saute the garlic and onions for 4-5 mins till
    they soften a bit. Remove. In the same oil, saute spinach for 1-2 mins without
    any water till it wilts a bit. Remove and cool. Add the remaining oil and saute
    the washed and drained broccoli for 3-4 mins till slightly sauteed but still
    crunchy. 
  2.  

    In
    a blender, puree spinach, onions, garlic to a fine puree. Add almond meal and
    puree once more, but not too much. 
  3. Return
    this puree to the pan, let it simmer along with the broccoli. Add milk , salt
    and pepper as desired. 
  4. Check
    for spice and salt. Once creamy, transfer to a serving bowl. finish with cream
    and top with pepper if required.
  5. Serve
    with croutons / soup sticks as desired

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Linking this to Archana’s Soups and Salads Kids Delight event , created by Srivalli.

14 Comments

  1. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Such a hearty and healthy soup!

  2. That's one bright and healthy soup Kalyani, guess we all thought on the same lines for colourful dishes..lol

  3. Am a big fan of palak and your soup is so yummy looking. Can wait to make. Hope your line would be as colorful as this one

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Wow what a amazing colour and so healthy. .wish I was a soup person:)

  5. palak soup looks awesome… loving the addition of almonds!!

  6. Suma Gandlur

    Love the vibrant colored, healthy soup.

  7. Chef Mireille

    what a healthy soup – love the vibrant color

  8. Yummmmmy and healthy soup. Such a lovely colour Kalyani. Bookmarked.

  9. Looks so vibrant and beautifully presented. Really healthy and colorful too!

  10. thelady8home.com

    Wow, looks so delish!!! Send across so much warmth in this cold here.

    — thelady8home.com

  11. Sneha's Recipe

    Love this soup and the color of it, awesome.

  12. Lovely and vibrant looking soup, Kalyani!

  13. Priya Suresh

    That bowl of eye catching shorba is quite enough to keep me warm..Lovely..

  14. Adding palak to broccoli soup is a great idea. Soup looks delicious.

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